Operatives of Delta State Police Command under the watch of Ari Muhammed Ali (CP) has recorded another major breakthrough in the fight against kidnappers in the state.
This fact was contained in a press release signed by the acting Police Public Relations Officer PPRO of the command, Bright Edafe (DSP)
Edafe said that the feat was achieved due to the proactive system of policing the state introduced by the CP which tactical commander, divisional police officers and officers and men of the Delta state police command has continue to key into.
“Acting on available intelligence a team of the Delta state police command Special Anti kidnapping and cyber crime squad (SAKCCS) operatives on 24/04/21 at Abraka arrested one Akpos James A.K.A general “m” 30yrs of Ekeremor LGA Bayelsa State, suspect was arrested in connection to the killing of policemen at a eatery in Ughelli on the 10/01/21 together with several kidnapping/armed robbery within Abraka, Warri, Ughelli and Sapele environs.
“Upon interrogation suspect who gave useful Information’s in connection to the crime led some SAKCCS operatives to the gang’s hideout at Bomadi waterside on 30/04/21 at about 2.40am, where other members of his gang were engaged in a gun battle, but owing to the superior fire power of the police, members of the gang escaped with various degrees of gun shot injuries into the river.”
Edafe said that two AK47 rifles, one hundred and fourteen rounds of 7.62 ammunition with six magazines were recovered and that manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang is ongoing.
The PPRO enjoined members of the public to help the police by giving any useful information to the police that will lead to the arrest of the other fleeing members of the gang, while assuring them that their identity will be treated with high level of confidentiality.
“In another development, on 29/04/2021 at about 1.35pm, patrol team of police men attached to 51 PMF while on nipping point along Abraka/Eku expressway on the same date at about 1230pm flagged down a tinted Toyota Camry car with Reg no LKJ 52 AW Gold colour, driven by one Seidu Mohammed ‘m’ age 27yrs of Oworo Estate Felele Lokoja-Kogi State with one Samuel Daniel ‘m’ age 28yrs and Yusuf Mekudu ‘m’ age 28yrs all of the same Oworo estate lokoja-kogi state.
“They could not give satisfactory account of themselves and how they got the vehicle, they were arrested and taken to the police station, investigation commenced immediately, during interrogation, they confessed that they stole the car on 28/04/2021 at about 12.30pm from where it was parked at international market Lokoja.” Edafe pointed out.
He said investigation is ongoing on the case.